India's tensions with China hit cultural ties

Delhi plans to review activities of Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes in country, says media

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and China - an occasion the two countries had planned to mark in style with "70 celebratory activities".

But tensions following a bloody border clash in June and the pandemic have put a spanner in the works. In fact, the strain is now beginning to impact cultural cooperation, with reports suggesting India is reviewing such activities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2020, with the headline 'India's tensions with China hit cultural ties'. Subscribe